Eight-year-old Pinki, on whose life the Oscar winning documentary Smile Pinki is based, has more reasons to cheer as an Indore-based medical and management institute has offered her a full scholarship for studying at the institute.
The Chairman of the Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences and the Aurobindo Institute of Management Science and Technology Dr Vinod Bhandari and Kingshuk Trivedi offered Pinki scholarship till she completes her education in any stream including medical, dental, nursing, physiotherapy, engineering, pharmacy or Management.
“The institute will offer her a comprehensive scholarship covering entire expenses to be incurred on tuition, hostel, mess, books and all other necessities,” Bhandari told PTI.
Smile Pinki, the tale of a Uttar Pradesh girl and her fight against the social stigma of a cleft-lip, won the Oscar award for Best Documentary (Short).
Directed by Emmy-award winning Megan Mylan, the film was shot in Mirzapur and Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh.